Venture Capitalist, founder, angel investor. General Partner @ New Stack Ventures (VC fund w/ 30+ portfolio companies).
We invest $500k - $2M into seed and pre-seed startups. Host of The Full Ratchet Podcast-- 1st VC podcast est May 2014.
I help founders raise capital. I have advised on funding strategy, raise amount, valuation, targeting investors and pitch decks. I also invest in nearly one new company/month via my venture fund. We invest at the first round of startup funding-- often called the pre-seed, seed or angel round. I also run the largest Angel syndicate, based in the Midwest, a group of 280+ angel investors that co-invest in our deals. In May of 2014, I launched the first Venture Capital podcast, The Full Ratchet. This has created an extensive network of VCs and Angels that use me to scout investments.
Nicholas was very helpful and provided actionable guidance that I've started to implement. Highly recommend.
Thanks for meeting w/ me! The call was pricey, but in my personal opinion worth it: I appreciate the advice!